Columns

Carol Hughes’ column – Uncomfortable is good if we are ever going to make progress on racism

We have arrived at a point where being uncomfortable about discussions on racism is no longer a valid reason to avoid the topic. We have spent too long worrying about the feelings of people who, ‘don’t want to hear about … Continue reading

This Whole COVID-19 Mess Could Be Going To The Dogs

So with President Donald Trump still trying to play a doctor on TV and Ontario opening everything up but still woefully behind in testing, with half of the public still not wearing masks and park partyers in Toronto using the … Continue reading

Local Hippie’s weekly – natural anti-itch cream

Welcome to Local Hippie’s weekly tip for living a greener life! Each week we will provide you with a quick tip to help you reduce your carbon footprint and change the world. Last week I shared some of my favourite … Continue reading

Pepperoni Pizza Dip

Recipe This is a dip for all ages; and who doesn’t like pizza? It has simple ingredients and is super easy to whip up. Made up of all the things you love about pizza; gooey cheese, savory and crispy pepperoni … Continue reading

Carol Hughes’ column – Report on long term care a shocking wake-up for Canadians

For decades, New Democrats brought seniors issues to parliament explaining that too many are vulnerable or unable live in dignity.  While there was a time people were encouraged to worry more about minor tax breaks than Canada’s senior and vulnerable … Continue reading

Easy Mexican Rice

Recipe This recipe is extremely easy to make and is the perfect side dish for all your Mexican meals. I make it to accompany fajitas and tacos. It doesn’t contain any extra fillings, so even picky kids will like it. … Continue reading

Natural Bug Repellent

Welcome to Local Hippie’s weekly tip for living a greener life! Each week we will provide you with a quick tip to help you reduce your carbon footprint and change the world. As much as I love the budding trees … Continue reading

Lies, Scams And Snake Oil Cures Are Spreading Faster Than The Virus

As we prematurely open up our economy, thereby risking a second and more deadly wave, it’s important to remain optimistic. I mean look at all the businesses that are thriving in this new and very nervous COVID-19 world–home wine delivery, … Continue reading

Carol Hughes’ column – Anticipating a second wave and limiting its impact

As we enter a third month of physical distancing and learn that our actions have helped us avoid a worst-case pandemic scenario, the challenges are increasing.  While we deserve a big pat on the back for our efforts to date, … Continue reading

Local Hippie’s weekly tip – This week’s tip is for your plants!

Welcome to Local Hippie’s weekly tip for living a greener life! Each week we will provide you with a quick tip to help you reduce your carbon footprint and change the world. This week’s tip is for your plants! It’s … Continue reading